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HoNOS-secure guide for New Zealand clinicians

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for use in secure and forensic mental health services (HoNOS-secure) is a member of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures.

In New Zealand, HoNOS-secure is the outcome measurement tool mandated by the Ministry of Health for use with people experiencing severe mental illness who are users of secure and forensic mental health services.

The guide has been developed as a resource for:

  • clinicians and managers in mental health services
  • site coordinators and data quality personnel
  • outcomes trainers (to assist deliver training in their respective services)

It brings together resources that have previously been available as separate documents. These include the Clinician’s Reference Guide, Version 2.1, 2015; the Mental Health Outcomes Information Collection Protocol (ICP), Version 2.2, June 2015; and the original e-booklets for each of the HoNOS measures, 2014.

Note - this guide was updated in November 2022 to include HoNOSI.

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